11 Awesome Events That Will Make You Feel Lucky To Live In The Lehigh Valley This Week (3/12 - 3/18)


By Stephanie Eckelkamp

How are we all feeling with our 1-hour sleep deficit courtesy of Daylight Savings? Yeah, same here. Lucky for you, this week has plenty of fun ways to put some extra pep in your step and get you out of that groggy funk, including a free St. Patrick’s Day workout and a 5K. And if it’s professional or creative inspiration you’re lacking, we’ve got you covered there, too, with career fair and even a podcast workshop hosted by PBS.

So grab your calendar because it’s yet another kick-ass week for events in the LV.


Beauty, Health, and Wellness...Oh My! at Barreform (7-8:30pm/ Free)
Head over to Barreform in Bethlehem to learn more about some amazing vendors including doTerra (therapeutic grade essential oils), ZEN chocolate, lululemon, and BeautyCounter (safe, natural skincare and makeup products). The event is free, but you’ll have the opportunity to shop if you want to.


Lehigh Valley Wordsmiths at Hot Plate Soul Kitchen (6:30-8:30pm/ Free)
Come and join this new community of writers for an evening of sharing writing. There will be a few writing prompts and plenty of discussion. All genres and all levels are invited, and you can order some tasty bites from the kitchen to fuel your creativity. 


Morning Call Career Fair (9:30am-3:30pm/ Free)
Feeling a little meh about your current job? Print out your resume, put on an outfit that makes you feel badass, and get some one-on-one face time with dozens of companies in one day. Register here


Podcast Workshop at PBS39 (11:30am-1pm/ $20)
So you think you want to start a podcast? Learn exactly what it takes from local pros who have done just that, including: Ty Hildenbrandt, producer of The Solid Verbal, an independent, bi-weekly college football podcast; Kayla Dwyer, Morning Call reporter and host of Valley View, a podcast that looks at top stories in the Lehigh Valley; and George Wacker, owner, founder, and operator of Lehigh Valley with Love Media. Bonus: Lunch is provided! Register here


Wine and Wisdom at Khineder Creations (5:30-6:30pm/ Free)
Feel like you’re stagnating in the personal growth department? It happens to the best of us. To remedy that, join the ladies of The Wisdom Coalition for a night of wine and wisdom in Emmaus. They’ll be discussing the “the power of a pivot” as you sip on wine, nibble on snacks, and try out some Khineder Creations skincare products. 


Molly's SouthSide St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration (1pm/ Free)
It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without a parade. Plus, what better way to log your 10k steps for the day? The South Side parade begins at 1pm at the ArtsQuest Steel Stacks Campus under the Archway and will proceed down 1st and 2nd streets, ending at the Banana Factory. There a bunch of family friendly activities along the route, too, including arts and crafts at Color Me Mine, Irish food and bagpipes at Molly’s, and drink specials and dancing at Tally Ho. 

Community Clinic Acupuncture at The Restoration Space (10am-2pm/ $20)
Everyone raves about the benefits of acupuncture, and now you can try it yourself for way less money than most private appointments when you visit the brand new (and totally relaxed and friendly) Restoration Space in Fountain Hill.  

Free St. Patrick’s Day Workout at Liven Up Health & Fitness (10-11am/ Free)
If you plan to do some damage today (we’re talking green beer, corned beef, Irish soda bread), then be sure to hit up Liven Up Health & Fitness in Bethlehem for their free all-ages, all-fitness levels workout.  


Crystal Singing Bowls & Chakra Tuning at Oracles of the Light (6-7:30pm/ $30)
Imagine being completely immersed within soothing, deeply nourishing, healing and empowering sound vibrations resonating from crystal singing bowls. Sounds a little woo woo, we know, but in addition to being just plain relaxing, many people have found these restorative sounds leave their chakras and energy feeling clear and balanced. Which is good for anyone who’s feeling a little stressed out or lost lately. 

Allentown St. Pat’s 5K (12:15-2:15pm/ $35)
Registration is now open for the 2018 West End St. Patrick's 5k -- one of the most popular and festive 5ks in the Lehigh Valley. Register here. 

Allentown St. Pat’s Parade (1-4pm/ Free)
The 61st Allentown St. Patrick's Parade kicks off at 1pm with Massed Bands at 19th and Liberty Streets and then marches through the West End of Allentown. 

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